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SCOTUS: Daimler v. Bauman: Supreme Court Clarifies and Curtails General Jurisdiction

Date: 01/22/14

In Daimler AG v. Bauman the Supreme Court of the United States recently reiterated that courts may only exercise “general jurisdiction” over a foreign or out-of-state corporation when that corporation’s contacts with the forum state “are so ‘continuous and systematic’ as to render it essentially at home” there. In all but “exceptional case[s]” this test will likely be satisfied only if the forum State is where the defendant is incorporated or has its principal place of business.

CGR Memo - SCOTUS - Daimler v Bauman - Supreme Court Clarifies General Jurisdiction.pdf (pdf | 136.52 KB )